Anthony Vasquez (baseball)

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Anthony Vasquez
Arizona Diamondbacks
Born: (1986-09-19) September 19, 1986 (age 31)
San Antonio, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 23, 2011, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Win–loss record 1–6
Earned run average 8.90
Strikeouts 13
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
2015 WBSC Premier12
Silver medal – second place 2015 Tokyo Team

Anthony Russell Vasquez (born September 19, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners.


Amateur career[edit]

Vasquez attended Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas, Texas A&M University, and the University of Southern California (USC). He played college baseball for the Texas A&M Aggies and the USC Trojans

Seattle Mariners[edit]

The Seattle Mariners selected Vasquez in the 18th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut on August 23, 2011. He recorded his first major league strikeout against the second batter he faced. After the 2011 season, he was outrighted to the minor leagues.[1]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Vasquez signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles in April 2014.

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

Vasquez signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on February 3, 2015

Vasquez re-signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on January 12, 2016.

Detroit Tigers[edit]

On January 10, 2017, Vazquez signed a minor-league contract with the Detroit Tigers.[2] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

On February 23, 2018, Vazquez signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Scouting report[edit]

Vasquez throws a fastball around 85 miles per hour (137 km/h), a changeup at around 76 miles per hour (122 km/h), and a curveball that sits around 70 miles per hour (110 km/h).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Vasquez's father, Rudy, works as a scout for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In November 2012, Vasquez underwent surgery to repair a cerebral arteriovenous malformation after a blood vessel in his brain ruptured.[4]


  1. ^ "Mariners Ink 3, Will add Wilson, Big Unit to HOF". Sportspress Northwest. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Beck, Jason (January 10, 2017). "Tigers sign Minors contracts with 22 players". Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Vasquez to get spot start in Tuesday's nightcap". Seattle Mariners. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Vasquez recovering from emergency brain surgery". Seattle Mariners. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 

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